December 20, 2014

Top Cigars of 2014; Year end wrap up


Video recap HERE.


2014 was a very good year for cigars. I reviewed a total of 80 cigars and I found many that were very good and the scores show it. I tried to review only new cigars this year and for the most part I succeeded. This is my year end countdown of the top 20 cigars but every cigar that I reviewed will be shown at the end of this post in groups according to score. The top cigars will have a link to the blog post shown in the year end countdown. Otherwise you can search for them by name.

Let's get started!

Number 16-20

#20
Tatuaje Tattoo Cabellero
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Binder: unknown
Filler: Nicaraguan














#19
Crowned Heads Las Calaveras LC550
Wrapper: Ecuador Habano Oscuro (8th priming)
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua















#18
Roberto P. Duran La Punta
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Crillo
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan and other Latin America tobaccos (unknown)














#17
CAO Amazon Basin
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Bragan├ža, Dominican Republic, and Colombia















#16
House of  Burgess Connecticut Toro
Wrapper: U.S. Connecticut
Binder: Dominican
Filler: Dominican














Number 11 - 15

#15
Reunion Digestivo Toro
Wrapper: Mexican San Andres maduro
Binder: Proprietary
Filler: Jalapa and Esteli (Nicaraguan)






#14
Draig Cayuquero Robusto
Wrapper: Brazilian Arapirica
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan






#13
Ortega Serie D Black Robusto
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Binder: Nicaraguan (Jalapa)
Filler: Nicaraguan (Esteli)






#12
Ditka Signature Toro
Wrapper: Honduran criollo
Binder: Nicaraguan corojo 99
Filler: Dominican Republic




#11
Perdomo 12 Year Double Aged Vintage Maduro Epicure
Wrapper: Nicaraguan maduro
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan





My Top 10 of 2014




93 points
Wrapper: Nicaraguan
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan








93 points
Wrapper: Mexican San Andres
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Dominican and Honduran





93 points
Wrapper: Limited 1999 Cuban Seed, Corojo
Binder: Grade AA Nicaraguan Tobaccos Aged 5 to 7 Years
Filler: Grade AA Nicaraguan Tobaccos Aged 5 to 7 Years


94 points
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Habano Claro
Binder: Proprietary
Filler: Nicaraguan (Jalapa and Condega)







94 points
Wrapper: Broadleaf
Binder: Ecuadorian
Filler: Kings proprietary blend






94 points
Wrapper: Indonesian Shade (TBN) Select Vintage 2010
Binder: Aged Dominican Piloto
Filler: Aged Dominican and Olor







94  points
Wrapper: Nicaraguan
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan







94  points
Wrapper - Sungrown Sumatra Ecuador
Binder - Brazil 
Filler - Brazil, DR, Peru and Nicaragua








94 points
Wrapper: Ecuadoran Habano 
Binder: Dominican
Filler: Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic







95 points
Wrapper: Honduran Colorado Oscuro
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan






MANUFACTURER OF THE YEAR



Perdomo Cigars
for their
12 Year Double Aged Vintage Cigars
Connecticut
Sun Grown
Maduro





DISTRIBUTOR OF THE YEAR

House of Emilio
for having 
5 cigars in my Top 15
Reunion Digestivo Toro
Draig Cayuquero Robusto
1502 Nicaragua Robusto
Ezra Zion Tantrum
Reunion Aperitivo



Click the link for the full review and a link inside the blog post for the YouTube video review.

There were a lot of cigars that came out this year that I simply did not have time to review so look for them early in 2015.

As always, it was fun reviewing all these cigars. I look forward to next year and a lot more reviews! I welcome  your comments so please don't be shy!

Here is the complete list of every cigar I reviewed in 2014 with score. The cigar name, size, and date reviewed are shown. Where did your favorite cigar place?

95
Cohiba Nicaragua En Crystale (5 x 50) 10/5/14


94
Reunion Aperitivo Toro (6 x 52) 5/3/14
King of Kings Broadleaf (6 x 64 Box Pressed) 6/7/14
La Patrona Robusto (5 x 50) 7/20/14
1875 Romeo y Julieta Bully (5 x 50) 8/31/14
Perdomo Double Aged 12 Year Vintage Sun Grown Epicure (6 x 56) 10/4/14
Ashton Symmetry Belicoso (5 1/4 x 52) 11/9/14


93
Ditka 89 Toro (6x50) 2/2/14
House of Burgess Connecticut Toro (6 x 52) 2/15/14
Reunion Digestivo Toro (6 x 52) 3/8/14
Draig Cayuquero Robusto (5 x 50) 3/16/14
Ezra Zion Tantrum (4.44 x 44) 3/29/14
Miami Cigar Bundles Maduro torpedo (5x52) 6/21/14
1502 Nicaragua Robusto (5 x 52) 8/3/14
Ortega Serie D Black Robusto (5 x 52) 8/10/14
Ditka Signature Toro by Camacho (6 x 50) 9/20/14
Roberto P. Duran La Punta (6 x 54) 10/12/14
Crowned Heads Las Calaveras LC550 (5 x 50) 11/2/14
Perdomo 12 Year Double Aged Vintage Maduro Epicure (6 x 56) 11/22/14
Tatuaje Tattoo Cabellero (Robusto) (5 x 50) 11/23/14
CAO Amazon Basin (6 x 52) 12/13/14


92
Fuente Fuente Opus X - Angel's Share PerfecXion X (6 1/4 x 48) 1/4/14
Kentucky Fire Cured (MUWAT) Just a Friend (6x52) 2/1/14
Arturo Fuente Destino al Siglo De Pasion (6 3/4 x 49) 2/8/14
J. Castanon Mareba (5 3/4 x 50) 3/22/14
Nomad S-307 Toro (6 x 50) 3/29/14
La Musa Melete Toro (6 x 50) 4/5/14
Leccia Luchador El Hombre (5 x 54) 5/4/14
La Musa Mousa Toro (6 x 50) 5/18/14
Los Regalos Quetzal Toro (6 x 52) 6/1/14
Arandoza Cigars Red Label Toro (6 x 52) 7/6/14
Quesada 40th Anniversary Robusto (5 x 52) 7/27/14
L'Atelier LAT Lancero (7 1/2 x 38) 8/9/14
262 Cigars Revere Lonsdale (6 1/2 x 44) 8/16/14
Perdomo Double Aged Vintage Connecticut Epicure (6 x 56) 8/23/14
E. P. Carrillo 5th Anniversary Toro (6 1/2 x 54) 9/27/14
BG Meyer Standard Issue Robusto by Camacho & Rob Weiss (5 x 50) 10/26/14
La Palina Black Label Robusto (5 x 52) 11/16/14


91
Liga Privada T52 Robusto (5 x 54) 1/5/14
Baron robusto (by Kings Cigars) (5x52) 1/26/14
Tres Reynas Robusto (5 x 50) 2/9/14
House of Burgess Maduro Toro (6 x 52) 2/22/14
Cuban Crafters Medina 1959 Torpedo (6 1/2 x 52) 3/1/14
Camacho Diploma Robusto (5 x 50) 3/9/14
Tijerinos Torpedo (6 x 54) 3/15/14
The Judge by J. Fuego, Blind Justice (5 x 50) 3/23/14
Guayacan Robusto (5 x 50) 4/13/14
Gonzo Santeria Heina (6 x 52) 5/31/14
Partagas 1845 Extra Oscuro Robusto Gordo (5 1/2 x 52) 6/8/14
Miami Cigar Bundles Habano Torpedo (6 x 52) 6/14/14
Dunhill 1907 Robusto (5x52) 6/15/14
My Fathers Cigars La Antiguedad 'Toro (5 5/8 x 55) 6/28/14
Room 101 The Big Payback Chavala (5 x 50) 6/29/14
Buena Vista Reserva Piramide (6.3 x 52) 7/19/14
OSOK (One Shot One Kill) by Edgar Hoill - Cabron (6.5 x 60) 7/26/14
My Father Connecticut Robusto (5 1/4 x 52) 8/17/14
Jericho Hill OBS (4 3/4 x 52) 9/11/14
Espinosa Laranja Reserva Toro (6 x 52) 11/15/14
Surrogates Satin Glove (7 x 47) 11/29/14
Joya Red Robusto (5 1/4 x 50) 12/14/14


90
Arturo Fuente Casa Cuba Pre-Release 2013 toro (6 x 52) 2/12/14
Vega Fina Sumum Edicion Especial 2010 Toro (6 x 54) 4/26/14
Nomad Connecticut Fuerte Toro (6x52) 5/24/14
Cubanacan Habano Piramide (6 1/8 x 52) 8/30/14
Illusione Fume D'Amour Viejos (5 x 50) 9/21/14
A. J. Fernandez New World Gobernador (Toro) (6 1/2 x 55) 10/25/14
Ave Maria Immaculata Toro (6 x 50) 11/1/14
Black Label Trading Co. Lawless Churchill (7 x 48) 11/30/14


89
Inferno Flashpoint Robusto (5 x 52) 2/23/14
Inch Short Run 2014 No. 62 (5 x 62) 3/30/14
Ezra Zion Eminence Belicoso Gran Toro (5 x 58) 4/27/14
Partagas 1845 Extra Fuerte Robusto Gordo (5 1/2 x 52) 5/25/14


88
Juan Lopez Seleccion no. 2 (6x4) 1/25/14
Gonzo Vintage 2007 Trajabador (5 x 56) 4/6/14
H. Upmann The Banker Annuity (6 x 52) 7/13/14
Montecristo Espada Guard (6 x 50) 8/2/14
Black Abyss Banshee (by JR Cigars) (5 x 50) 8/24/14
Quesada Oktoberfest Kaiser Ludwig (6 x 49) 9/28/14
CAO Black Limited Bengal (6 x 50) 11/8/14


87
7-20-4 1874 Robusto Especial (5 1/2 x 52) 2/16/14
Ezra Zion Honor Series FHK Character (Belicoso) (6 x 52) 5/26/14

1 comment:

Steve Ulrich said...

Tim,

Great reviews. I really enjoy referring to them..I love the Cohiba, the Symmetry, and the new Bully..All outstanding..Merry Christmas to you and yours and look forward to your 2015 reviews..

Steve Ulrich